What is Parental Partnership?
by Amber Brant
If you’re new to National Heritage Academies, the term
“parental partnership” may be new to you — and it may sound daunting. But we
assure you, it’s not! At NHA, we believe a student’s education begins at home —
and that our schools should strive to build a strong connection between home
and school for each scholar. We believe a parent-teacher-child partnership is
key to leading to greater success — and builds confidence in all parties
We want each National Heritage Academy parent to feel
they are supported by our school — and recognize the impact they can have on
their children’s education by helping to foster a strong parent/teacher
relationship. We value your thoughts, questions and concerns, and want to work together
as a team to educate your child — and be a resource for you!
Here are a few of the ways we intentionally structure
our programming to help foster a parental partnership:
1. As a parent — please know you are always welcome. Principals
and teachers make themselves continually available to discuss any concerns you
may have, and they want to help.
2. Our teachers will provide frequent updates on your child’s academic
progress all throughout the year.
3. As an NHA parent, you’ll receive online access to the school
calendar, your child’s attendance record, academic updates, and grades.
4. Our teachers send home weekly folders; the principal publishes a
5. The school utilizes an automated phone system to inform parents
about school events and remind parents of important dates, like parent/teacher
conferences, as well as updates via phone, text and email.
6. You’ll have an opportunity to provide us with direct feedback twice
a year through our Voice of the Parent Survey.
We want you to find a place to get involved and find belonging at
NHA! We’ve heard time and time again about the great relationships that are
formed when parents volunteer alongside one another, and get to know their
child’s classmates. You can:
Volunteer during the school day, after school
or on field trips.
Serve on an important committee for our moral
focuses, fundraising or hospitality.
Practice a regular commitment to excellence by
joining us in support of our school’s standards, help us by monitoring your
child’s attendance and homework, read the correspondence we send home, and
participate in parent-teacher conferences.
When parents, teachers and students work together, they form a
powerful connection between home and school — a partnership that can change a
child’s life. Thank you for all that you do — and for being on our team!